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Portas pilot "descends" into farce

Portas pilot descends into farce as Margate bosses quit en masse | News | The Grocer

Mary Portas’ efforts to save the British high street descended into seaside farce this week as the leadership of one of her first ‘town teams’ quit en masse. The shock departures came amid claims her TV crew was more interested in making controversial TV than turning round the fortunes of the Kent resort.

I did try to say that Portas was not the answer. I'm not so green as I'm cabbage looking you know.

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Fatty on the hills (of Folkestone)

When I interviewed Peter I didn't just talk the talk - I walked it.

Here is the video I made (the first one ever) of the trek about 10 miles from Folkestone Station to Dover station across the cliff top.

This video was first shown on my diet and fitness blog here:

Fatty on the hills - part 2

A quick update to Fatty on the hills. Here is the video that I finally got around to editing.Not bad for a first time at editing I think.

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A non political (birthday) party

the best party ever in all of Thanet

That one party everyone remembers and why

Ask any group of friends about "that" party and they will very likely all instantly think of the same one party. I want that party to be my party.But first the back storyFor the past five years when my birthday rolls around people have given me g...

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Peter Checksfield interview: Checker's Kent Treks

A while back I caught up with local photographer Peter Checksfield to interview him for Hundred Quid a Day

Peter has set himself up in business as a hiking and cycling tour guide. His business is called Checker's Kent Treks which takes individuals and groups of all fitness levels out into Kent for some fresh air and exercise (something I need more of).

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Dalek in Ramsgate

During the Ramsgate carnival I spotted this deadly invader.

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Pub Fire: Dane Valley

Late last night the Dane Valley Arms suffered a fire

The Dane Valley Arms was, at the time, not in use and had been boarded up. The above video was shot by a local businessman.

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No discharge detected

Apparently there has been no discharge into our local bit of the sea (this time).

Good news I'm sure.

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Another sewage discharge at Broadstairs?

I understand that there has been another sewage discharge at Foreness Point in Broadstairs.

If so then once again the sea will be unfit for swimming in.

Does anyone know any more?

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Ramsgate Boating Pool

I recently took a visit to the boating pool in Ramsgate.

Here's the write up I did for another blog I write.

Fatty on the water

Even with the balancing effect of all three children the boat listed heavily to my side. The SS Fatty limped around the pool powered more by the peddle action of my children than anything I was contributing.

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